How should we define digital literacy? Educational leader and PhD student, Lynnea West, explains her research on the principle ways of redefining education through technology, using digital literacy as a key driver: “I would hope that moving forward, we just call them ‘literacies’ and they’re … Continue reading Critical Thinking: The Key to Digital Literacy?
“Becoming is better than being.” – Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Many of us claim to have received a “good education”, and while most would nod enthusiastically in agreement, do we really know what is meant by the term? While the definition … Continue reading “GOOD EDUCATION”: THE PRODUCT OF A GROWTH MINDSET
Myth #1: Technology is ‘Disruptive’ The ‘disruptive’ label is commonly associated with technology, one which has urged educators to look in the opposite direction. While the term may not hold a place in education, the tools certainly do. Technology within the classroom encourages a new … Continue reading 5 Big Myths about Teaching with Technology
A recent study on personalized learning carried out by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identified 4 key elements that formed the most effective personalized learning practices. The study which involved 23 public charter schools, 5,000 students, and 2 years of implementation discovered extensive benefits … Continue reading The 4 Biggest Features of Personalized Learning Environments
Good feedback is a fundamental aspect of effective learning. Without it, students are left to wander their learning paths aimlessly with no direction, eventually stumbling off task in search of a more stimulating experience. Good feedback should be regular, clear, precise, and positive, urging students … Continue reading 5 IMPORTANT REASONS TO GIVE BETTER STUDENT FEEDBACK
#1. Do Get to Know your Students First Knowing your students is the first step to differentiating your teaching. With a better understanding of your students’ strengths and weaknesses, you can ask the following questions: What do they need? How do they learn best? How … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Differentiating Instruction